Haberstat: Dream Team vs. Redeem Team


The 1992 Dream Team was the best Olympic squad ever, even better than the 2008 Redeem Team.

Led by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, the 1992 Dream Team crushed its opposition by a 43.8 margin of victory en route to the gold medal in Barcelona. Compare that to just a 27.8 average margin of victory for the 2008 Redeem Team in Beijing.

The individual hardware stats tell an even more compelling story. Though Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are among the NBA greats, their early-career years were far surpassed by the Dream Team's collection of nine MVPs and 61 All-NBA nods.

Both the 1992 and 2008 teams brought home gold for Team USA, but the Dream Team was far more superior than the Redeem Team.

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